Im only judging by your own confession. If you have a more honorable reason for joining the ranks, then say so. I dont dislike you for PH situation. All you did was take the test, not get hired and moved on. Not like it was you who made a fuss and caused a lawsuit; it was people already otj that did that. I cant fault you for answering a phone call that you werent even expecting. That would be stupid. And i cannot fault you for simply taking advantage of a second opportunity which was practically shoved down ur throat. That would be stupid as well. But i can attack your motives because they are dishonorable and insulting, in light of the PH situation.
How would he know this if you claim that the PH list hasn't been made public to you? I think Whymetoo is a troll because he first states that he has a friend that is a PH but then says he is a PH. The PH forum he speaks of is impossible to google and you being a PH don't even know of such forum.
Someone is lieing here.
If your response wasn't sarcastic then I can simply say that (and I'm not speaking from personal experience but only from the experience of being a son to a NYC Firefigher) the FDNY is the greatest job in the world because the friendships you make from it are infinite. The flexibility of the job allows you to do whatever you like on the side. And you get to SAVE PEOPLE'S LIVES. (notice the money aspect, though being a fine perk, was not mentioned)
I'm of the opinion that almostthere is trollin all of us. Pretty hard.
If this is the case, A job well done on his part. hahaha
Firefighters also get paid vacation. 6-8 weeks, per year. (Don't quote me on that. But it's along those lines and corresponds with seniority)
Teaching is a good profession and I'm not bashing it at all. I just know I could never do it. But you sound like a perfect candidate. Have you looked into being a teacher? You should totally do that instead.
Again, I don't want to come off like I'm some expert. I've been lucky enough to have been exposed to it my whole live and this is what I've come to learn. I know for damn sure I know NOTHING in comparison to the guys actually OTJ. Those are the guys you wanna talk to.
Hope that was informative or made sense, haha.
Edit: To the guy ranting about his percentage body fat and abs earlier, I regret to inform you that this calendar is unfortunately different than the FDNY calendar of all the shirtless firefighters.
Everybody love everybody....But then again I'm just a silly 21 year old boy who doesn't know a thing. I'm sure a fat, out of shape 40+ lady is more sure of herself that she wants to be a NYC FF than little ol' me. -_-
Maybe someone else who was present at either of the CPAT orientation seesions today can add their observations, but it sure seemed like there was an awful lot of people not prepared...or in other words, not in shape. Some looked to be way out of shape.
The instructors mentioned that 24 had dropped out from the current class and that approximately 20 more are on the edge.
There was an enthusiastic and blunt Lieutenant there today as well. He mentioned the city advertising all these great benefits of the job (ie flexible schedule), but neglected to mention that it's a tough job and that you actually go to fires. And that you could die doing it.
Looking at the calender, it's approximately 23 weeks until July 29th. It's going to be warm out there, for anyone who makes it into the class.
Spiderneck: Turn on private messages.
I'm enjoying everyone's discussion about summer vs. winter, since it's purely academic. As if you'd defer just because you don't want to go to probie school in July or January. All you guys thinking summer is going to be better are going to be in for a good time though once training begins. I bet after one week of bunker gear you're going to be begging for colder weather.